Ministry of Education, Guyana

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 10:33

Guyana contributing to compilation of French Arawak dictionary

LEADING Amerindian experts, anthropologists, researchers and officials from within the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs will be rendering their assistance in the compilation of a French Arawak dictionary that is being produced by the KEYENO, an Arawak Association of French Guiana. A visiting team from the association comprising French Guiana and Suriname Arawak people are in Guyana for the next five days and will be conducting a working session with their Guyanese counter-parts including Amerindian Experts George Simon and Chairperson, National Toshaos Council (NTC) Yvonne Pearson on the finalisation of the dictionary. According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), the working session was yesterday morning formally opened by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Amerindian Affairs Mr. Nigel Dharamlall at the Umana Yana. Also present were Pearson and other officials of the Amerindian Affairs Ministry. Read more

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